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    Tue, 21 Feb 2012 12:02:04

    Alabama Shakes to Tour This Spring - "Boys & Girls" is out April 10

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    Buzz band Alabama Shakes are slowly but surely building up to the release of their debut Boys & Girls. The Shakes will kick off their spring tour on March 9 with a sold-out show at Chicago's Lincoln Hall. Then, on March 13, the band will tape an episode of the legendary PBS program Austin City Limits which will air later this year.

    Boys & Girls, Alabama Shakes' debut album, will premiere on NPR's "First Listen" April 2-10. The album, which ATO Records will release in North America on April 10, will be available at music retailers and at Starbucks. The album pre-order is now available on the iTunes Music Store, where fans can also purchase the first single, "Hold On," which has been No. 1 Most Added at AAA radio for two consecutive weeks. You can check out Alabama Shakes performing "Hold On" on "Conan" by going here.

    Alabama Shakes - comprising vocalist/guitarist Brittany Howard, guitarist Heath Fogg, drummer Steve Johnson and bassist Zac Cockrell - are based in Athens, Alabama and began playing together when they were in high school. Ben Tanner assists on keyboards. Boys& Girls - produced and mixed by the band - was recorded at The Bomb Shelter in Nashville, TN. Fans can share "Heavy Chevy," a bonus track from Boys & Girls, via a free widget, is here.

    Tour Dates:

    3/10 Milwaukee, WIPabst Theater
    3/13 Austin, TX PBS' "Austin City Limits" taping
    3/14 Austin, TX Stubbs - SXSW-NPR showcase
    3/23 Tuscaloosa, AL Bama Theater SOLD OUT
    w/Dexateens & Lee Bains III & The Glory Fires
    3/29 Oxford, MS Proud Larry's
    3/30 Huntsville, AL Crossroads SOLD OUT
    3/31 Birmingham, AL WorkPlay Theatre SOLD OUT
    4/5 Athens, GA Georgia Theater w/Lee Baines III & The Glory Fires
    4/6 Carrboro, NC Cat's Cradle w/Lee Baines III & The Glory Fires
    4/7 Baltimore, MD Rams Head Live w/Lee Baines III & The Glory Fires
    4/9 Philadelphia, PA World Cafe Live w/Lee Baines III & The Glory Fires
    4/11 New York, NY The Bowery Ballroom w/Lee Baines III & The Glory Fires
    4/12 Brooklyn, NY Music Hall of Williamsburg w/Lee Baines III & The Glory Fires
    4/14 Burlington, VT Higher Ground w/Lee Baines III & The Glory Fires
    4/15 Boston, MA Paradise Rock Club w/Lee Baines III & The Glory Fires
    4/17 Toronto, ON Lee's Palace w/Lee Baines III & The Glory Fires
    4/25 Cologne, DE Gebaude 9
    4/26 Hamburg, DE Molotow
    4/27 Berlin, DE Comet
    4/29 Amsterdam, NL Bitterzoet
    4/30 Brussels, BE AB
    5/2 Paris, FR La Fleche D'Or
    5/3 London, UK Brixton Electric
    5/5 Dublin, IE Academy 2
    5/6 Kilkenny, IE Kilkenny Festival
    5/9 Glasgow, UK King Tut's
    5/10 Manchester, UK Deaf Institute
    5/11 Birmingham, UK Rainbow
    5/12 Brighton, UK The Great Escape
    5/18-20 Gulf Shores, AL Hangout Music Fest
    5/25-27 Gorge, WA Sasquatch Music Festival
    6/7-10 Manchester, TN Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival

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    —Amy Sciarretto

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